Robert W. Robinson III, DMD
Dr. Rob graduated from Wasilla High in 1989. He then attended the University of Louisville, where he completed a BS degree and earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Upon completion of dental school in 1999, Rob returned to Wasilla to begin practicing with his father, who started Valley Dental Clinic in 1973. After six months of learning the ropes from dad, Dr. Robinson Sr. retired, leaving the practice to move forward with the next generation of dentists in the Robinson family. As our practice continues, Dr. Rob remains committed to growing, learning, and giving his patients excellent care. To achieve this, he continues his education every year and has completed advanced training in dental implant placement and most recently in Bioclear and the Bioclear Matrix technique. Click on our Bioclear tab for more information of this awesome new form of restoration.
Dr. Rob has two kids, Devin and Brooklyn. He loves to hunt and fish and ride snow machines. He also competed in the 2012 Iron Dog. If you don’t see Dr. Rob at the office, there is a good chance he is “in the woods” somewhere. His business hours are definitely subject to change during hunting and fishing season! Dr. Rob hopes to see you soon at the clinic or on the river.
MEET OUR TEAM
Debbi – Registered Dental Hygienist
Debbi has been a dental hygienist on the Valley Dental Clinic team since August 2001. She grew up in Maine and moved to Alaska over 24 years ago. After graduating from the UAA with her dental hygiene degree, she worked in a dental office in Anchorage. Debbi and her husband, Jay, moved to Palmer in 2000, and we are glad she joined us the next year. She enjoys working at our office because we are dedicated to treating our patients with the best dental care possible. We take pride in providing an exceptional level of dental care for our patients, as well as our own family members and coworkers. Debbi is a lifelong learner and loves learning new information and technology to incorporate into our dental office to provide the best care possible. She is always searching for ways to give better care to our patients, and she is currently working on her certification in laser technology.
Debbi and Jay are the parents of two beautiful daughters, Krista and McKenna, and they also have two dogs and a pet bunny. She loves to enjoy the beauty and outdoors Alaska has to offer with her family, camping, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, cross-country skiing, snow machining, and reading a variety of books.
Carey – Dental Assistant
Carey graduated from Palmer High School and completed the dental assisting program at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She has over 18 years of dental assisting experience and still loves what she does. She enjoys learning and growing with the advances in dental technology, and she has taken continuing education classes in Chicago, Seattle, Las Vegas, Anchorage, and Iowa to stay at the forefront of the field. Carey joined our team in 2014 and enjoys being in a high-tech, fast-paced office with a great family atmosphere. She has a teamwork mentality and is a hardworking multi-tasker. Carey helps our patients by chairside assisting in all varieties of procedures, explaining patients’ needs and treatment options, and helping them pick the right plan.
A Valley girl through and through, Carey loves this beautiful state! She has two wonderful kids who keep her very busy. She loves watching them play football and hockey, and Carey also enjoys playing hockey when she has some free time. She likes to spend time with her loved ones and friends, and she fishes whenever she gets the chance. Carey also loves sandy beaches and being outdoors.
Jean – Dental Assistant
Jean grew up in Boise, Idaho and moved to Alaska in 1982. She graduated from Dimond High School in 1984 and went on to get her cosmetology license in 1985. In 1999, Jean decided to make a change and switched careers to dental assisting and joined the Valley Dental Clinc Team.
Jean enjoys meeting new patients and making them a part of the extended work family that she has developed over the years, "One smile at a time."
When Jean isn't chairside, she enjoys the outdoors. She loves spending time with her growing family and friends.
Lisa – Clinical Manager
Lisa graduated from Wasilla High School and then started her dental career. She spent five years in orthodontics and periodontics, and she joined us at Valley Dental Clinic in 1999. One of Lisa’s favorite parts of working at our office is being able to help patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles! She also likes to help our patients maintain not only their oral health but their overall general health as well. Lisa is very compassionate towards our patients, helps them get scheduled for their appointments, and makes sure the treatments they need are completed.
Lisa was born and raised in Wasilla, Alaska. She and her husband, Jeremy, have two daughters, Breann and Willow. Her hobbies include hunting, fishing, watching her daughters play basketball and soccer, and spending time with family and friends. Lisa also currently holds the Valley Dental Clinic record for the biggest moose (64 ¾ inches)!
Carrie - Office Manager
Carrie always knew she wanted to work in the health care field, however the dental office is the last place she thought she would end up! She earned her BA degree in Sociology in 2006 from UAA and had plans to be a grant writer. After college, Carrie moved back to the Valley. She happened to be visiting her dentist in 2009 when he mentioned that he needed to fill a front desk position. He offered her an interview, and she has been in the dental field ever since. She moved into dental management in 2011 and joined Valley Dental Clinic in 2015. Carrie’s favorite part of working at Valley Dental Clinic is working with the great team that they have assembled because it allows them to put forth the best care possible to their patients. “We have the best time working together and the patients can see that coming to the dentist really can be a lot of fun!”
Tammy - Sterlization Technician
Tammy was a welcomed addition to the Valley Dental Clinic team in 2014 having over 20 years of dental experience. Orginally from Pennsylvania, she moved to North Carolina with her husband, where they started their family and lived for more than 10 years.
Tammy, her husband, and her two children decided to move to Alaska in 2014 so they could have an adventure. She enjoys camping, ice skating, hiking and roller skating and watching her children play competitive sports.
Kortnie- Registered Dental Hygienist
Kortnie is a life long Alaskan. She graduated from the dental hygiene program at UAA in the Spring of 2017. She joined the Valley Dental Clinic team shortly after completing the program. She is passionate about helping patients achieve their desired dental hygiene potential and improving their smile. When Kortnie is not chairside with her patients, you can expect to find her fishing on the river banks or camping in the woods with her fiance, Josh.
One of Kortnie's favorite pastimes is watching 90's movies....her all time favorite is the Disney classic, Cool Runnings. She claims to know every line, word for word.
Chrissy- Front Desk Coordinator
Chrissy is passionate about being a patient advocate. According to her, there is nothing like the satisfied look on a patients face when they've navigated the sometimes confusing world of insurance/financing and the unknown of treatment to come out the other end with an even bigger better smile. To calm fears, answer questions and help make treatment possible, especially in a soothing environment is rewarding to Chrissy.
Chrissy's other passion is her family! She cannot spend enough time with her husband Erik, young son Kyle and their ferrets Oscar and Puggy. Whether traveling or playing around the house they make her heart smile!